‘How to create a mural’ presentation in Bryson City

Artist, writer and speaker Doreyl Ammons Cain will do a demonstration and presentation on the four-step process of creating a historical mural, at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. 

Cain is currently creating a historical mural for Jackson County. She will describe her materials, resources, working process and final placement of the mural.  She’ll have images of her murals available for viewing and will demonstrate some of her painting techniques. Her four-step process includes rough concept sketches based on research, transfer of art sketches using the grid method, the painting of the mural using high-quality mural paint that resists fading, and the protection and placement of the mural.  

Cain cofounded Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the heritage and creativity of all people (www.spiritofappalachia.org). In 2010, she received a commission from the Jackson County Library Complex to paint a mural based on the heritage of the area during the time the Courthouse was built. Her concept was “Cakewalks.” The mural took a year to complete and is now on permanent display on the first floor of the Jackson County Library. 

The presentation is sponsored by Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools. Free.

828.488.7843 or www.swain.k12.nc.us/cfta.

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